Tag Archives: wassailing
Posted on January 3, 2012 by Jim C.
January is of course the traditional time to go wassailing. Here are some very special events that we recommend in Somerset. Know of other events? Leave the details of the event in the comments below. Walters Farm, Tintinhull Wassail – 7 January 2012 at 7pm Wassail ceremony for the orchard’s old apple trees followed by music, [...]
Posted on January 10, 2010 by Jim C.
Wassailing is an old custom that takes place on Old Twelfth Night (17 January) or thereabouts, to exhort apple trees to fruit well the following season. Customs and songs differ from place to place. At many events cider is poured onto the roots and shots fired through the branches to ward off evil spirits. Warm [...]
Posted on December 11, 2009 by Jim C.
Here is handy song sheet to sing at your Wassail event. I got this from an award winning Morris Dance team at the Bath and West Show. I hope it brings you much success and bountiful crops of apples in the forthcoming season. Happy apples and happy cider drinkers. Perfect!
Posted on March 3, 2009 by Jim C.
Wassailing is so ancient that putting a date on when it began has been lost in time. Wassailing however has given birth to other customs such as carol singing, and wishing others good health when drinking. The main purpose of wassailing is to perform a ceremony to protect the trees from evil and to make [...]